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DOE Trim the Fat Contest HURRY DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 22! New Contest to Help Trim DOE’s Budget Help Hawaii’s Education System by Identifying Waste and Inefficiencies June 11, 2009, Honolulu — Like the rest of the state during the current economic challenges, the Department of Education needs to go on a diet! The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii (GRIH) and Smart Business Hawaii (SBH) announced today a new contest to help the employees of DOE do just that by identifying ways to trim the Departments budget and possibly remove the need for job furloughs. The competition begins today, with a deadline of 5pm HST on June 22, 2009. All residents of Hawaii are eligible, but those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when collecting their prize. Winners will be announced on June 30 at the state capitol. Prizes include: • First prize is a deluxe limousine ride to and from a private boat trip off Honolulu. • Second place wins two nights at the award-winning Princess Kailulani hotel. • Third place receives dinner for two at the world famous Roy’s Restaurant. “SBH and GRIH decided on an innovative way to encourage state employees, especially those in the DOE, to help the Governor and taxpayers identify waste and inefficiencies in their department,” said SBH president Sam Slom. “We want examples and procedures that result in immediate tax and spending savings as well as long term spending improvements. Perhaps the savings will help salvage some of the proposed <b>…</b>…(more)